July 30th, 1:00pm EST: The Benefit is sold out! THANK YOU to our amazing family of supporters!

Image by Julie Rooney

Image by Julie Rooney

Evening Songs of the Malecón:
A cuban Sunset in Menemsha

The Yard’s Annual Benefit Event, featuring
Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble

Photo courtsey of Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble

Photo courtsey of Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday, July 30 | 5:00pm-8:00pm

You’re invited to “Evening Songs of the Malecón: A Cuban Sunset in Menemsha”, The Yard’s annual benefit event! We’re celebrating with dinner, drinks, dancing, and a live performance by Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble, whose virtuosic and progressive mix of contemporary and historic Latin jazz is not to be missed! Join us for this fun evening, all for a good Vineyard cause.

Tickets - Sold Out!

$200 single
$350 couple
$1200 for a table of 8 tickets
$50 for children under 12

Please note, $25 of every ticket is not tax-deductible.

Thank you for supporting The Yard!

Photo by Daniel Dittus

Photo by Daniel Dittus

Arturo O’Farrill

ARTURO O’FARRILL, pianist, composer, educator, and founder of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City.  He received his formal musical education at the Manhattan School of Music and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Arturo’s professional career began with the Carla Bley Band and continued as a solo performer with a wide spectrum of artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Belafonte. An avid supporter of all the arts, Arturo has performed with Ballet Hispanico, Ronald K. Brown’s/EVIDENCE dance company, and the Malpaso Dance Company, for whom he has written two ballets. Arturo has won the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition, the 2016 Latin Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Recording, and the 2018 Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition.

The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble

The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble (ALJE) is an octet comprised of some of the most virtuosic musicians in jazz today. Its repertoire honors pioneers of Latin jazz such as Mario Bauza and Tito Puente, while keeping a strong foothold in progressing that music by performing contemporary compositions of the genre. Recently, the ALJE teamed up with the Cuban group Malpaso Dance Company, creating three programs; Despedida, 24 Hours and a Dog, and Dreaming of Lions, for which Arturo O’Farrill scored the music and Osnel Delgado choreographed the works.  The ALJE has performed to international critical acclaim in Havana, Toronto, Milan, Hamburg, and more.

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